Join WCLK's Rivablue Wednesday evening at Cafe 290 in Sandy Springs for a special tribute to the late Dr. Maya Angelou. The tribute to Dr. Maya Angelou will feature various performers including A'nja, Sandy Blair, LaTosha Brown, Mimi Johnson, Virginia Schenck, Hank Stewart, Urban Light, Debra Stackhouse and more.
If you were at last week's May Wednesday Winddown Concert at Centennial Olympic Park, you had a blast listening to Marcell McCoy and Joey Sommerville bring the music. If you want to relive that event, click here for Moments Forever Photography's pics of the event.
Join us Wednesday evening, June 25 for the next free Wednesday Winddown event featuring Milkshake Mayfield.
The Call To True Beauty asks some hard questions this month. Do jokes and images of domestic violence in popular culture pave the way for tolerance of abusers? Just what do women 'owe' men? Do popular videos and music and images filled with misogyny and women as objects make it easier for men to abuse women?
Host Daphne Walker, President and CEO of Atlanta's Partnership Against Domestic Violence, will be joined by Tomeka Daniel, Senior Attorney supervising Domestic Violence for Georgia Legal Services, Macon Division. They will talk about it, and take your phone calls live.
Children and teens are encouraged to join Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System's Summer Reading Program and Fizz, Boom and Read all summer long. AFPLS Public Relations and Marketing Director Kelly Robinson-Vann joined WCLK's Community Focus to talk about it.
Here's their press release:
Atlanta – Children and teens are encouraged to join Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System’s Summer Reading Program and Fizz, Boom and Read through the summer! Readers of all ages will explore all things science-related during the 2014 Summer Reading Program each library.
WCLK PD Aaron Cohen has added Cindy Bradley's Bliss to the station's rotation, particularly playing the cut Riverside Jive. Bradley cites her major influences in jazz as fellow-trumpet players Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan and Blue Mitchell. When she is not touring or playing at jazz festivals, she works as a public elementary school band teacher in New Jersey.
For more information about Cindy Bradley, click here.
You can purchase a copy of Bliss at the Amazon link below and support WCLK at the same time.
Rivablue, host of The Midday Jazz Swing on WCLK, interviewed Dr. Maya Angelou on air in February, in advance of one of Dr. Angelou's final public appearances. She shares her thoughts on what is a difficult day for her and for many of us around the world who have been inspired by Angelou:
As I received the news of Dr. Maya Angelou's passing I struggled to hold back the tears. I was going on the air in less than 3 minutes.
The 17th Annual Duke Pearson and James Hardy Patterson Foundation, Incorporated Summer Jazz Camp takes place June 9-13 from 10a-4p at the Park Street Music and Art Complex located on the campus of Clark Atlanta University. This summer jazz camp offers elementary, middle and high school students a variety of approaches to jazz. For registration information about this year's camp, contact 404-880-8208.
Are you ready to pursue your masters or doctorate degree? Clark Atlanta University’s Office of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions is hosting an Open House on Tuesday, June 3 from 6 to 8pm. This Open House will be located on the 2 floor of the Henderson Student Center in the Multipurpose Room.
Join WCLK for our latest 40th Anniversary Edition Wednesday WindDown Centennial Olympic Park Concert Series event on May 28 as we welcome Joey Somerville and Marcell McCoy. This event is open to the public and will feature food and merchandise vendors. Jamal Ahmad will broadcast live all afternoon on The S.O.U.L. of Jazz, and your emcee will be Morris Baxter from Morning Jazz.
We'll see you at Centennial Olympic Park for Wednesday WindDown 5:30p until 8:00p!
Fulton County is your government at your service. This month on Fulton Focus we discuss the new Aviation Community Cultural Center, opening at Charlie Brown Airport June 19, after a delay. We're joined by Director Robin Williams to discuss it. What's required in order to vote in elections in Fulton County? Ericka Davis has the basics. And Malcom Saunders with Fulton County Environmental Health Services has the do's and don'ts of Summertime pool safety.
Fulton Focus is a production and partnership between Fulton County Government and WCLK.